The Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain took to Twitter on Wednesday to make some promising announcements.
He said that the reform process initiated in the Ministry of Information and its attached departments in 2018 is being resumed. In a series of tweets, Chaudhry assured that "complete support will be extended to the digital media," and “the revival of film and television is a top priority," among other things.
Chaudhry went on to reveal that the lives of Tipu Sultan and Sir Syed Ahmed Khan will be turned into world class productions. He also assured that loans worth Rs50 million will be offered to the young and aspiring filmmakers of Pakistan via the Kamyab Jawan Programme.
فلم اور ڈرامہ کا Revival پہلی ترجیح ہے، سرسید احمد خان اور ٹیپو سلطان کی زندگیوں پر عالمی سطح کی پروڈکشن پر کام شروع کیا جا رہا ہے، نوجوان ڈرامہ اور فلم سازوں کو کامیاب جوان پروگرام سے پانچ کروڑ روپے تک قرضے کی سہولت دیں گے— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 21, 2021
Chaudhry stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan will be offering a personal home and 'sehat' card to the journalists associated with print and TV media. A legislation and insurance will be introduced to mandate the payment of salaries while offering facilities to the Press Club.
While the reform will also ensure PTV News and PTV Sports becomes HD (High Definition) – a project that has been stalling since 2019 but will hopefully conclude by June this year.
وزارت اطلاعات میں اصلاحات کا جو سلسلہ 2018 میں شروع کیا تھا اسے وہیں سے دوبارہ شروع کیا جا رہا ہے، #PTVNews کو HD کرنے کا منصوبہ جو 2019 سے التواء میں تھا یکم جون تک مکمل کرنے کی ڈیڈ لائین دی ہے انشاللہ یکم جون سے #PTVNews مکمل HD پر چلاجائیگا، اسی سال #PTVSports بھی HDکریں گے— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 21, 2021
In another tweet, the minister disclosed that the recording of a new anthem he initiated in 2018 is now its final stages too.
Recording of new Anthem I initiated in 2018 now its in the final stages we will have new digital recording of anthem in few months Inshallah https://t.co/JLToA0NX9Y— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 21, 2021
“We will have new digital recording of an anthem in few months, Inshallah,” he concluded.
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